The Genesi of Wine Museum
Villa Canestrari Wine Museum
Our Wine Museum was set up to celebrate the work of four generations of vine-growers and winemakers, but also to show younger visitors how hard – yet fascinating – the working life of our grandparents and great-grandparents was. Older visitors, on the other hand, can admire with a certain nostalgia agricultural equipment that harks back to the early days of mechanization in our sector.
The History on Wine Museum
The wine museum is divided up into several rooms. In the largest one, there is a collection of equipment and tools that date back to the beginning of the 20th century: there are instruments used for drying the grapes, various kinds of filters and bottling machines.
In the office used in the 1920s are displayed old typewriters and ledgers that belonged to the family. A historical gem to be found in this room is a notebook dated 1886, which contains jottings on wine and wine-making by Carlo Bonuzzi, an ancestor of Villa Canestrari’s owners. In 1888 he qualified as a winemaker at the Royal School of Viticulture and Oenology in Conegliano Veneto, thus giving a new quality impetus to the family’s activity as wine producers. A staircase leads down to the villa’s underground cellar, where our Amarone Riserva ages for several years. On the first floor of the Museum there is the reconstruction of a laboratory: in this highly evocative setting are displayed examples of old instruments for analysing wines.
The “grain loft”, where the grapes used to be left to dry in order to make the Reciotos, has been converted into a conference hall where our wine-tasting courses and other wine-related events are held. These enable visitors to gain a deeper knowledge of wine and winemaking and learn how to recognize flavours, scents and aftertastes, as well as how to match wines with food. The Museum is also an Educational Centre, so we are delighted to welcome school groups and students.
- To preserve and pass on the culture of growing grapes and making wine
- PERIOD OF HISTORY
- From the second half of the 19th to the second half of the 20th century
- Old and ancient instruments for producing wine and putting it into various containers
- Original manuscripts and period ledgers
The Wine Museum is also an educational farm, which means that school kids will get a special welcome with dedicated tours.
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The original rooms of the Museum are suitable for your business events and meetings.
Meeting & Wine
At the Wine Museum you can organize your training courses, and much more.
We can create a tailor-made multisensory experience for your team building and Meeting&Wine activities, in the spirit of sharing.
360° Virtual Tour of the Wine Museum
Tours are open to everyone, with advance reservation. At the Wine Museum, you can organize exclusive events with wine tastings and catering service.
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Via Castello, 20 - 37031 Illasi, Verona, Italy
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+39 045 7650 074